About W & M

Worship and Ministry Committee (W&M) serves to enrich and  nurture the spiritual life of the Meeting through spirit-led listening,  discernment and response to the current and changing needs of the  community and those who worship with us.  

W&M has variety of roles, including: 

  • Hosting our First  Day Meeting for Worship; 
  • Coordinating with Adult Education Committee on programming for the 9 AM meeting on Sundays; 
  • Making arrangements for Memorial  Meetings and Meetings on the occasion of Marriage;
  • Upholding and  supporting the Presiding Clerk;
  • Discerning requests for Sufferings  funds and
  • Providing for the Meeting Library and Library Committee, which falls under the protection of W & M.  (Scroll down for further library information.)

Current W & M committee members are: Miriam Bennett (clerk), Elizabeth Bailey, Holly Baldwin, Richard Knottenbelt and Henry Selters. 

W & M meets monthly and all are welcome to attend.   

Western Friends:   

The Meeting has approved the hosting of the Western Friend magazine Board of Directors Annual Meeting in April, 2020. More news on this later. Also: “It is that time to renew subscriptions to Western Friend magazine. Let Fred know 1) with a check for $28 made out to Fred Koster if you are renewing or would like to begin a subscription (enthusiastically encouraged), or 2) that you are renewing and sending in a check as part of a donation, or 3) you have already paid in advance. Note: subscription prices have not changed for 7 years.”

Please contact Miriam or check the AMM calendar for the date and time of upcoming W & M meetings and to request items for our agenda.miriambennett04@gmail.com or 505-440-8919

Library Committee

AMM Library

 The Albuquerque Monthly Meeting library operates under the umbrella of the Worship and Ministry committee.

Our library is a rich resource for books, pamphlets and magazines on  Quaker topics, as well as on other religious traditions and peace and  social concerns.

The library collection includes easily 1,000 volumes, many of which  are early editions of classic Quaker texts.  (Archival books are stored  in the locked AMM office, but may be checked out by accessing the key  from the librarian or Meeting Clerk.)  In addition, there are hundreds of current texts,  cataloged mostly in the Dewey decimal system, with a small section  cataloged in the Library of Congress system.  A card catalog provides  easy access to searches based on author, topic, or title.

Special sections are dedicated to biographies, children’s books,  whiteness study, and sanctuary.  Additionally, the library contains many  CD’s and VHS tapes of interest to seekers.

Items may be checked out and returned on the honor system – so if you  have books that you checked out more than a month ago, please kindly  return them!

AMM also subscribes to both Friends’Journal and Western Friend, and provides current editions of these magazines for use in the library (please do not remove so that others may enjoy!)

The library committee is small, overseen by long-time librarian,  Sarah Malone, who learned to catalog books as a volunteer.  Others interested in learning to catalog  through our online service or to help maintain the library are always welcome.  Occasional library work  days give everyone an opportunity to participate in updating our  incredible library!

Questions?  Contact Sarah Malone at:      sarahmalone1949@gmail.com